February 23, 2004 Subject:
hot maraca action!!!
Shake, shake, shake, señora! A latin-flavoured soundie with hot rhumba action and listless bandleaders morosely shaking maracas. Flamenco trousers alert! Hoochie-coochie Carmen Miranda wannabe chicky-booms her way through the second Soundie. Not the most brilliant, but an interesing precursor to the music video era.
Reviewer:Christine Hennig -
October 2, 2003 Subject:
Get Ready to Rumba!
There's Latin rhythms aplenty on this lively series of two soundies featuring Maya's Pan-American Orchestra. The first features a floor show Ricky Ricardo would have been proud of and the second features the lady from Fiesta Soundie singing about Cuban Pete, the King of the Rhumba Beat. Get out your maracas and prepare to rhumba, folks!
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.
June 15, 2003 Subject:
Chiki-Boom! Chiki Boom!
This pair of soundies have again a latin flavor to them, the first is a wild song led by a pair of maracas wielding singers (always deadly) and a lively damce number. Following that, is almost the same singers from the 'Fiesta Soundie' number, who are also as lively. Not bad, but there ARE better soundies out there.